Friday, 8 December 2017

Friday! Woo Hoo - it's almost the weekend!

Morning readers,

Good week? Have the festivities started with you?

Got a card to share with you today .... no idea why but .. it's a Christmas card!! No, literally, no idea as I've not only made all mine but I've written them all too (sorry if that sounds smug but it's by way of explanation) - guess I'm working on 2018 then! I didn't like this card when I'd stamped it and it sat on the unit for the best part of a week. A fellow MFT enthusiast came to call and remarked that she liked it so, I gave it a chance and coloured it - MUCH HAPPIER now it's been coloured, what do you think? I can't even tell you what it was that I didn't like about it, after all, the bears are super cute and the tree is pretty and it (surely) can't have been the sentiment but ....

My card
And a closer view of the image panel and my Santa hatted polar bear!
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 300gsm card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card and one of green, cut to fit using MFT stitched rectangle dies
  • MFT images stamped (from Bitty Bears, the tree from Santa's Elves) using Ranger Archival library green and Memento tuxedo black inks
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour 
  • Inkadinkado sentiment (Warm Holiday Wishes) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Kaisercraft gel glitter pens and stardust stickles used to highlight

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Merry Monday - challenge No. 268 - SANTA HAT
  2. Crafty Cardmakers - challenge No. 201 - ANIMAL MAGIC
  3. Dream Valley - challenge No. 169 - CHRISTMAS
  4. Make My Monday - November 27th challenge - HAPPY CHRISTMAS/HAPPY HOLIDAYS
  5. City Crafter - challenge No. 391 - WHERE DID YOU GET THAT  HAT?
Inspiration photo for City Crafter

And now for another make, yes, it IS another Christmas card ... I can't seem to stop myself! That will teach me to buy new Christmas stash which, of course, I then have to use! When I saw the Malle Room's challenge was for a masculine Christmas card this just image called me to the ToC as it had previously been NBUS .... Darnell would be so proud of me!

My card, complete with the wine cork tree stand!
And a closer view of my image
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White C6/A2, 300gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card, cut to fit and one of olive green DCWV textured card, cut to mat and edged using Brilliance pearlescent olive ink (to conceal the white core)
  • Inkadinkado sentiment (from making spirits bright set) stamped using Versafine smokey grey ink
  • Inkadinkado image (from the same set) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Faber Castell polychromos pencils used to colour image
  • Stardust stickles used to accentuate the image and trace the large font of the sentiment
  • For the insert, back of the card and the envelope I added a Precious Remembrance Shop sentiment (from Sketchy Christmas) stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:-
  1. The Male Room - challenge No. 75 - CHRISTMAS/WINTER WISHES/DECEMBER CELEBRATION - don't forget to make it masculine!
  2. The Merry Christmas Challenge - challenge No. 46 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  3. The Holly and The Ivy - challenge No. 20 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  4. A Snowflakes Promise - challenge No. 46 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
  5. Double "D" - December 6th challenge - IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS


Diane said...

Fabulous Christmas cards!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

SARN said...

Go YOU for starting 2018's Xmas cards . . . Can't think that far ahead at mo!!!! 2 fab creations for the box xxx

EmmaT said...

2 wonderful cards and images, just love the wine cork tree. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Emma

Darlene said...

What fun creations Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Red & White with optional touch of Green’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Cara said...

Your bears are just so cute, I can't imagine why you weren't sure about the card initally. I love the second card, it totally looks like my husbands idea of decorating for Christmas if I left him to his own devices!

Susan Joyce said...

Love your adorable images, sweet Christmas card. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

Maike von maikreations said...

Love those cute bears combined with the tree! Looks great! Thank you for sharing your creation with us at the Crafty Cardmakers! Have a wonderful December, take care and happy crafting, Maike

Vicki robertson said...

Such a sweet holiday card! Thanks for joining the Double D, "Red/White" Challenge.

Pat said...

These two tree cards are beautiful Kathy and I love the cute bears on the first, and the cork tree is such a novel stamp and one I am sure that now it has been stamped will be used lots. x

Cathy Frailey said...

That tree is awesome - I love that cork stand! Thanks for playing along at The Male Room Challenge Blog!

Kim x said...

Well done on getting ahead of the game for next year. I wish I could say the same but at this rate I won't get any cards sent this year lol.
Thank you for entering my Animal Magic challenge at CCM.
Hugs Kimx

Lucille K said...

Both of your cards are so nice. Thank you for joining us at City Crafter :)

Josephine said...

Aw, so sweet!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

Karen L K said...

Such cute critters by the tree! A nice card for Merry Monday! I also like the tree with the wine cork stand, so clever.

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thanks for playing along with us this week...and way to go with being ahead!!!

Janis Lewis said...

Cute! Thanks for sharing at Holly & Ivy.
Janis, Design Team Member

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Beautiful card !
Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas challenges blog and good luck !

Lady Joyful said...

Fabulous cards. Love those adorable bears. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, GDT

Andreja L. said...

I like your beautiful festive card :-))
Thanks for joining in with the Male Room.

Rocky said...

Great cards and I love that you've done the inside and the envelope. Thank you for sharing them with us at TMR.